When asked, “Why study English in Denver?” many BridgeEnglish students attribute their choice to the reputation of BridgeEnglish and its great location in Denver. However, current student Andrea Meyer had a more unique reason to study here as he is aiming to improve his English and Parkour training– two seemingly different skills.
Students at our language center in Denver come from all around the world. Each of them brings a unique culture, dialect and experiences that (believe it or not) can be understood despite language barriers. We encourage our students to practice their english with each other, and it’s through these open classroom conversations that we find students with incredible stories to share. BridgeEnglish student, Nelson D., found this particular classmate so inspiring, he decided to write a profile about her:
Although he has only been living here for a few months, Ismail has thoroughly enjoyed his time in the Mile-High City. He firmly believes that “English is the language that people need all over the world”; he has seen how learning to speak English has opened many doors for him personally and professionally. With a strong passion for all entrepreneurs out there, this wise businessman left one note of advice and encouragement…
Get to know Goro and find out about his journey from Japan to Denver. This BridgeEnglish student shares why he loves Colorado and why learning English has been so important to him.
Earlier this month I had the opportunity to meet Eliana, a BridgeEnglish student from Colombia. Although at first she seemed very quiet, Eliana has a reserved spark that emerged with just the right conversation.
The past couple weeks we have been posting blogs written by students in our advanced English class at BridgeEnglish, Denver. The students were asked, “What are the best ways to learn English outside of the classroom?” and the responses were so good that we decided to post them to our readers. This week is the final installment from this class, written by Michelle, Nasar, and Peter.
As a non-native English-speaker studying in United States, learning English is a big challenge. Understanding the main idea of a certain text, building sentences that are grammatically correct, getting rid of common speaking mistakes, and also how to stay focused while listening during the General English Program are all common challenges we face. If you are experiencing some of these challenges, I know how you feel, so stop biting your fingernails and see below for some tips about how to improve your English language skills.
There are two great ways to learn English outside of the classroom: individual activities and social activities. These two ways are helpful in improving listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. Basically we can improve our English outside the classroom ourselves and also through our social environment, like our host family and different friends. Learning English is not only limited inside the classroom, but also is possible without our teacher and outside the classroom.
Andressa Da Silva came to us from Brazil in an unusual way, selected in a special competition organized through the American consulate, the American Chamber of Commerce and Bridge. She is currently in the ninth week of her ten-week program and is making the most out of every single moment of this experience. Andressa has a positive attitude, magnetic personality and an amazing aptitude for learning English. I feel so lucky to have met this tremendous young woman and will be so sad to see her go. I invite you to learn more about her unique story below.
Amy: Tell me how you learned about Bridge.
Mayinett Rodes is one spicy Latina woman. She is from Mexico and her personality and character are as spicy as the food. She says what’s on her mind, loves spicy food and can dance like only a true Mexican woman can. She was one of BridgeEnglish Denver’s executive students in the new Business English course until mid-October. Mayi, as she likes to be called, decided to take a much-needed vacation from her stressful job as a financial advisor in Veracruz, Mexico, and come to the United States to study English. We were glad she chose Bridge because she added a lot of charisma and well, spice (for lack of a better word), to the classes and atmosphere here at BridgeEnglish. She lends a unique perspective on what it is like to be a female in a male oriented business world.